Wait Upon the Lord

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Jerome, one of the early Christians, said, “Ignorance of the Bible means ignorance of Christ.” Job once said, “I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.” Jeremiah said, “Thy words were found and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart.” To read the Bible one needs a “quiet time.” Christian students often ask, “How do you maintain your spiritual high? What do you do on a daily basis?” I tell them about my “quiet time.” Some days it is in the early, sometimes late-morning, sometimes evening. Without it, my Christian life would be a wilderness. Isaiah said, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). So gain the strength of eagles, as the prophet suggested. Set a time each day when you can spend a few minutes alone with God.

Read Billy Graham’s short message about growing in your walk with God.

Prayer for the day

Dear Lord, teach us to wait upon You, that
we may know Your strength.

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  1. Don Roy says:

    Great message today! Lord Thank you for all you do. Pray for AMERICA.

  2. Malcolm says:

    Thank You, Lord!

  3. Gerry says:

    If you miss a meal, your body reminds you that you’re hungry. Your stomach growls and food fills your thoughts. So it should be with your heart if you miss a single day of quiet time studying God’s Holy Word. As Billy points out, Job said, God’s Word was more important to him than physical food.

  4. Grace says:

    I love my God, have a spirit of prayer. God takes care of everything.

  5. kudzanai masenda says:

    Very helpful stuff, thank you.

  6. Lisa Haigler says:

    On the day that I was baptized I felt such a cleansing that I cannot explain. My whole outlook was changed on that very day, thank you Jesus.

  7. sean says:

    I wake up early every morning to spend time praising the Lord for what he’s done for me. It helps me to sit alone in my truck and listen to gospel music and pray, it’s what keeps me close. If I didn’t do this I would start to slip away.

  8. Rosario Lewis says:

    Lord, help us to wait patiently. There is time in this world for everything. Time for sowing and time for reaping, time for rain and time for summer. So wait on the Lord and the Lord will us in his time. But we have to keep preparing must be the person next door is waiting for some one day tell him he is saved. Must be the cab driver or newspaper boy. The list goes on. So keep preparing by reading word of God, devotional a or quite time what ever you call it. Glory to God. Amen

  9. margareta cronholm says:

    Dear Mr. Billy Graham I am so pleased to read your words. Yes it is worth all to talk and listen to Almighty God. Listen and stretching out for Him is all we need. Many times it is almost possible to touch God with our love. Oh how much we adore Him.